Rio Vista Lodge

Completed in December 2022, this is the newest lodge on the Pacuare River. A short distance from our original Pacuare Eco-Lodge, Rio Vista has a stunning upriver view of the Pacuare and the jungle canyon. There is nothing better than completing a day Pacuare river rafting and then sleeping in our first rate cabins.

Rio Vista

December, 2022

Delightfully comfortable

The beds in our cabins are one of a kind: Custom built to our specifications and made by hand in Costa Rica. Complemented with both the softest cotton sheets we could source and the sound of the river, falling into a relaxing sleep won’t take long at all.

The view can’t be beat

This lodge was built facing south, directly upstream, giving you a long view of the Pacuare.  Building Rio Vista higher up in the canyon is a key advantage of being immersed in the river and the canyon, something that only our sister lodge has and no one else has done.

Relax with a massage

Take relaxation to the next level by booking a massage after a day of paddling. With comfort and relaxation top of mind when we built Rio Vista, offering massages fit in perfectly. We’re the only rafting company that is able to offer this.

Raft or Zipline in. Either way, you’re home.

Adventure or relax, Rio Vista has it all.

We’ve connected our two lodges with a zipline, giving you easy access to our zipline course and Tarzan swing. Rio Vista is also close to our nearby creek – appropriately named Linda Creek – with fun hiking access to two private swimming holes and jump rocks. For the brave souls, one jump rock is 25 feet, and the other is smaller at about six feet.

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Based on 393 reviews
Rebecca Hosen
Rebecca Hosen
2023-01-25
What an amazing place this is! I can’t thank our guides Ivan, Andres, and Max enough. The best hosts, cooks and river guides! Our lodge was so clean, no bugs, comfy beds and the sounds of the jungle to fall asleep to. I would recommend this experience to anyone. Pura Vida ✌🏽🌿🦥
Aaron Jams
Aaron Jams
2023-01-24
A truly unforgettable experience -- I can't recommend Pacuare Outdoor Center enough for the trip of a lifetime. Whitewater rafting, canopy ziplining, mountain biking, waterfall hikes, tarzan swinging, and more unreal adventures all take place in the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica. All excursions are guided by the friendliest, most professional staff anyone could ask for. Luigi and his guide team are incredibly talented at what they do and ensure everyone is having fun, informed, well-fed, and most importantly extremely safe. I never expected to learn so much about the breathtaking and culturally-rich country of Costa and I can't recommend the Pacuare Outdoor Center enough. Anyone - from families, groups, to solo travelers - will have the time of their lives. I definitely did. The lodging and locations are first-rate. Super clean, comfortable, and well maintained by the POC staff. Shout outs to Luigi, Eddie, Max, Andres, Mauricio, Fernando, Rafa, Tom, and all the other team members for making this trip one that I will never forget. They truly felt like family and really go out of their way to give first-class service to everyone. I can't wait for my next adventure with POC - this will not be the last. 11 out 10 stars. Absolutely incredible.
Jaryn Pierson
Jaryn Pierson
2023-01-24
The crew at Pacuare Outdoor Center took care of everything from start to finish. There’s something to be said about a group of Costa Rican Raft Guides serving up their home cuisine on the side of the river using the raft you just floated through rapids on as the dinner table. Not to be missed!
Christian parsons
Christian parsons
2023-01-24
When you come to this experience you think you know what your getting into based on the pictures and videos, but it is so much more. Between the staff and the accommodations you are so completely taken care of. You can effortlessly enjoy yourself while you see the best parts of Turrialba. This trip will push you. You will face your fears and do things you never thought you could. It’s the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. After a full day of zip lining through the greenest forests you have ever seen you get driven back to a beautiful lodge where the food is delicious and the beer is cold. You can raft down rapids and stop on the shore for a homemade meal. It’s an experience I will never forget. If you’re looking for a travel package to see this country, this is the one.
Christopher Jordan
Christopher Jordan
2023-01-24
I only gave this five stars, because I didn’t have the option for six. This was by far the best trip experience I’ve ever had. Luigi, our guide for the trip. Blew away my expectations regarding his knowledge of the wildlife in Costa Rica, and also how thoughtful the country is with how they use their resources. The activities on the trip were more fun than I expected, which was still quite a lot. What made it better was how the entire guide team did a stellar job educating me on how to do things like the zip line, the Tarzan swing, and rafting. Not only that, but the guide team was warm and inviting in their friendliness. I really felt like I made lifelong friends in this experience. Long story short, you’d be short some brain cells if you didn’t book this trip and experience Costa Rica the way it’s supposed to be.
Rachelle Schouten
Rachelle Schouten
2023-01-24
We brought a group here with our company and we could not be more happy with the entire experience. The entire crew were friendly and trustworthy and everyone in our group keeps raving about the food, activities, and crew. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone who wants to travel to Costa Rica.
Debbe Simmons
Debbe Simmons
2023-01-24
This is a MUST!!! We had the best time ever. The guides are the BEST! Luigi and his team of guides make the trip incredible. Their knowledge of the animals and nature was really great we learned a lot. The homemade food was incredible it was good and natural. Loved the white water rafting and zip lining. The lodge was natural and beautiful 👍 This is our first trip to Costa Rica and we will be back each year and always we will come to Tom and his lodge. Come visit you’ll be glad you did.
Ashley Nee
Ashley Nee
2023-01-23
Absolute paradise! Best people, accommodations and activities! I will be coming back every year! Can't recommend Tom and his crew enough!
Esther Pickard
Esther Pickard
2023-01-18
Incredible time in the jungle with POC. Did 2 days of rafting and stayed at the newer lodge. Amazing people, food, accommodation and setting. Take me back!
Victoria Marson
Victoria Marson
2023-01-18
Great 3 day adventure with POC! The guides were raft instructors, Tarzan swing enthusiasts, chefs & entertainers all in one! Highly recommended. Pura Vida!